BOOM, CRACKLE, POP! It’s just about time to make some 4th of July crafts! Independence day means spending time with friends and family out in the sun. At our backyard BBQs we always have a ton of kids running around, so this year I thought I would make a kids craft table so the adults can have some “free” time! If you’re looking for 4th of July inspired crafts to create with your young ones, check out these super cute activities below!
If you’re interested in having a kid’s craft table at your party or just looking for mess-free activities…check out these printables I have been working on that are perfect for kids of any age!
Here are the crafts I found:
Painting 4th of July Paper Plates
Source: Make & Takes
Are you pumped for the 4th of July? Let’s get even more excited with these watercolor flags. Your kids will love creating the American flag with their favorite watercolors. Grab some paper plates and let’s get crafting!
4th of July Headband & Necklace
Source: Design Improvised
Get into the patriotic mood with some 4th of July headbands and necklaces. If you’re organizing a party, you can create a craft table for the kids to play at. Your little ones can customize these accessories in any way they want. How fun!
Stars & Stripes Patriotic Flower Pot Craft
Source: Lolly Jane
If you’re looking for a different kind of craft this 4th of July, then you’ll fall in love with this red, white, and blue painted flower pot. Your kids will enjoy helping you with this one. And, you can ask them to choose a plant for the pot. Love it!
Bald Eagle Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Source: Homeschool Preschool
We all know how significant the bald eagle is! It is a symbol of our country’s freedom and something that we never forget on the 4th of July. With this easy craft, your kids can make a cute little bald eagle using a toilet paper roll. The summer holiday just became more fun!
Paper Lantern Kid’s Craft 4th of July Style
Source: The Crafting Chicks
Don’t you just love crafts that don’t require a whole bunch of supplies? These paper lanterns are a super festive decoration for the 4th of July. Plus, all you need is a few simple items and a fun filled afternoon with the kids. When you’re done you’ll want to decorate your entire house with these lanterns!
Patriotic Popsicle Garland
Source: Six Clever Sisters
It’s safe to say that the 4th of July tends to be an extra hot day, which is why all of us like to cool off with some popsicles. So, why don’t you let your kids make some popsicle-themed decorations? This popsicle garland will brighten up your yard! Plus… they’re super easy to make!
Patriotic Star Wreath Craft for Kids
Source: The Resourceful Mama
The summer holiday is approaching and you know that you need some fun crafts to do with your kids. This patriotic star wreath is a wonderful idea around the 4th of July. You can put it on your door and be proud of, both, your country and your little ones! The best part is that you probably have everything you need to make it at home already!
Patriotic Windsock Craft
Source: I Heart Crafty Things
If you’ve got some kindergarteners and preschoolers at home, then you’ll simply adore this craft idea! It’s a great patriotic decoration and that requires simple supplies. Grab some cardstock and follow the tutorial to make these DIY windsocks!
DIY July 4th Paper Fireworks
Source: Ruffles & Rainboots
Fireworks are a crucial part of our 4th of July celebrations. This is a fun activity and it’s amazing if your little ones are scared of the real fireworks. You can use them as a party decoration or let your kids “set off” their own homemade fireworks! Too cute!
Handprint American Flag Craft
Source: The Soccer Mom Blog logo
Show how proud you are of your country with this cute patriotic wooden flag. This craft is perfect for the next crafting sessions with your kids and you can have your kids’ handprints for years to come! Grab some glue, mixing sticks, paint… and you’ll have a great time make this one!
DIY Confetti Poppers for 4th of July
Source: Happiness is Homemade
If you want a super fun 4th of July activity, this one’s for you! These confetti poppers are an easy DIY project that your kids can help you with. They also serve as great party favors for your guests to set off at the end of the night. A win for everyone!
4th of July Slime
Source: Little Bins for Little Hands
Kids have been crazy about slime and it seems like there are a million different kinds. That’s why you need to check out this amazing red, white, and blue recipe. Your kids will love helping you and playing with their new patriotic slime!
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Salt Painting Fireworks Project
Source: The Best Ideas For Kids
Who doesn’t love a cute craft that comes with a free template? This fireworks template is a great idea for a 4th of July activity. Print it out and let your kids make thier own salt painted fireworks!
Related: Free Printable Templates
Paper Bag Uncle Sam
Source: Crafts on Sea
Summer will be here before you know it and it’s time to get ready for the break from school! This craft is made with only five simple supplies. Once your kids are complete they can make a small army of patriotic Uncle Sams! Super simple and super cute!
Paper Plate & Yarn July Fourth Craft
Source: Non Toy Gifts
With some yarn and a paper plate, you can help your kids make a perfect red, white, and blue craft this summer! This one’s an activity so easy idea that kids of any age can make it. They’ll be the real stars of this crafting project! Plus, what better than a fun craft that also helps with their fine motor skills?!
Patriotic Paper Flowers Craft
Source: Our Kid Things
Do you need to decorate your house before your 4th of July party? Why don’t you decorate it with something that your kids made? These patriotic paper flowers are extremely cute and you can let your kids create a mini garden with different colors and patterns!
Patriotic Suncatcher for Fourth of July
Source: A Little Pinch Of Perfect
If you want to celebrate the 4th of July with some wonderful crafts this year, make sure that you check out this one! It’s a magnificent suncatcher craft that your kids will enjoy making. Plus, you can use it for Memorial Day or hang it up on the backdoor slider!
Decorative 4th of July Paper Rockets
Source: Hey, Let’s Make Stuff
Whether you’re planning a party or a small get-together, you still need some decorations to celebrate the 4th, right?! That’s why these paper rockets are the perfect craft for you and your kids. You only need five supplies, so gather them and get down to work!
Egg Carton American Flag Craft for Kids
Source: Crafty Morning
I am sure you have some egg cartons lying around the house. If you do, then you’re halfway there for this American flag craft! It’s a great 4th of July DIY project that your kids can paint on their own. All you need is an egg carton, paint, white paper, scissors, and a paintbrush. Easy peasy!
Related Post: DIY Recycled Egg Carton Crafts
Painted American Flag Mason Jars
Source: Love Our Real Life
If you’re looking for a July 4th craft for your teenagers or maybe yourself… this is it! This post has two different tutorials showing you how to make painted mason jars as well as a small American flag. These would be perfect for festive decoration around the house this summer!
American Flag Mason Jar Sand Art for July 4th
Source: Atta Girl Says
Mason jars are a must-have if you’re looking for new craft projects, right!? That’s why you should make a mason jar decor for this year’s Independence Day. This tutorial shows you how to make sand art in jars. Although you and your kids might get messy, it’s worth it!
Festive Chalk Pastel Fireworks Art Project
Source: Projects With Kids
Bring some fireworks into your crafts with this amazing firework art. Its bright pastels are bound to make your kid’s work look like a real masterpiece. Whether you decide to use this craft for New Year’s Eve or the 4th of July, it will be a hit. It doesn’t get much easier than this!
Paper Plate American Flag Craft for Kids
Source: Non Toy Gifts
Let your kids’ creativity run wild with this American flag craft. If the 4th of July seems far away, it will be here before you know it. What makes this project so great is that it also allows your kids to practice and develop their fine motor skills. Isn’t that amazing!?
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DIY 4th of July Fireworks Wreath
Source: Design Improvised
Decorate your front door with some amazing patriotic fireworks!. This is a fantastic wreath that you and your kids will enjoy making together. Apart from being fun, it’s also customizable, so your kids can add as many ‘fireworks’ as they want. These look awesome!
Shaving Cream Fireworks
Source: I Can Teach My Child
Have you ever tried using shaving cream for some art projects with the kids? These fireworks paintings are gorgeous and they are a perfect craft when the 4th of July comes around. This is a project that lets your kids express all of their creativity. Grab all the supplies and head out to the back porch!
DIY Patriotic Garden Flag
Source: Ella Claire & Co
It’s not just your backyard and your house that need some decorations around the 4th of July… You also need to decorate your front yard. This patriotic garden flag is a great craft you can make if you have some downtime this summer. Whether you want to make this with or without the kids, I’m sure it will turn out great!
4th of July Science Experiment
Source: Little Bins for Little Hands
If you like keeping your crafts both educational and fun, then you’ll love all of these science activities and experiments for the 4th. Red, white, and blue are the magic colors! Now, if you aren’t afraid of some clean-up afterwards… gather the supplies, and let’s get down to work!
American Flag Suncatcher for July 4th
Source: Gift of Curiosity
Are simple crafts your thing? In that case, you have to check out this suncatcher. It looks like the American flag which makes it a perfect summer time craft. It’s so amazing that you will want to keep your kids’ hard work displayed all year long!
Roller Pin Stamping for July 4th
Source: Mom Dot
If you decided to have a picnic with your family this year, you might need something to decorate your picnic table. Let’s do some stamping! For this roller pin stamping craft, you need rolling pins, foam stickers, and paint. You’ve never seen an easier craft! Love it!
Patriotic Paper Chain
Source: A Pumpkin & A Princess
Let’s decorate your yard for all of those amazing 4th of July parties! This patriotic paper chain comes together quickly. All you need is some scrapbook paper in our flag’s colors. You can even let your kids add thier favorite stickers. Isn’t that an amazing idea?
Patriotic Stick Figure Rock Painting for Independence Day
Source: Ruffles & Rainboots
Are you ready to let your kid paint some rocks that will serve as the perfect little garden decorations? You better be because they look amazing! It’s not a lot of hard work, but it’s a lot of fun. You really can’t miss this one out!
Realted Post: Summer Painted Rocks & Ideas
Mess Free Patriotic Star Painting
Source: Toddler Approved
Time flies and the 4th of July will be here in a blink of an eye. Let’s get prepared early this year. That’s why you need to take a look at this mess-free patriotic star painting. This is a super fun activity you can do with the kids on a free summer night!
DIY Patriotic Wand Kids Craft
Source: Buggy & Buddy
If your kids love Harry Potter, they’ll adore the idea of having a wand for the 4th of July. This patriotic wand is fun to make and wave around. Whether you wave it at parades, at parties, or in your backyard, it doesn’t matter; your kids will LOVE it. Get ready for your kids to perform some magic tricks!
Craft Sticks Bald Eagle
Source: Easy Peasy & Fun
If you have some leftover craft or popsicle sticks… Then, you’ll love this one. By combining the magic of the 4th of July with some of those popsicle sticks you’ll get this cute little bald eagle. So, go, grab the supplies you need and get down to crafting!
All these craft ideas are so cute I can’t wait to get started! Plus, you can save these ideas for years to come! Grab some supplies, set your kids up at the craft table, and let your creativity shine! When you want something that is a tad more mess-free, check out the printables below. They are super easy to download and will keep your kids out of the kitchen while you cook! Let me know what you think…
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